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Production of Carbon Nanotubes Using Arc Ignition of Graphite in De-ionized Water

IRINDER SINGH CHOPRA1, PRASHANT JINDAL*2 AND M.L. SHARMA3
1. Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014
2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh - 160 012
3. RSIC, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014
*Corresponding author :jindal@pu.ac.in

Abstract
In this paper we report about the continuous production of carbon nanotubes using the arc ignition of graphite. The arc was generated under water at an arcing current of 60 amps A.C and the usual cumbersome requirements of vacuum and other details were not required. The resultant carbon soot was analyzed by SEM( Scanning Electron Microscopy) and TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) which have shown the successful production of carbon nanotubes.

Key words:Nanomaterials, carbon nanotubes, SEM, TEM, fullerenes.
 

 
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